Gender and Family Violence

Gender & Family Violence: New Frameworks in Prevention

Our research addresses the prevention of gendered family and intimate partner violence, the ways in which local, national and international patterns influence social and criminal justice responses to violence, and how women and those who have experienced family violence can be supported to access economic and social security.

Research projects

Our current research projects are focused on adolescent family violence, Victorian Royal Commission recommendations, and prevention of intimate partner homicide.

Research briefs

Critical family violence information is available from our two page briefs on family violence prevention including: Understanding Intimate Terrorism, Access to Justice for Women with Disability and Understanding Adolescent Violence.

Research outputs

Explore our key outputs including: parliamentary submissions, journal articles, books, research reports, media contributions and theses.

Community engagement

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Graduate studies

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Public Event: Keeping Perpetrators in View: How do we see the ‘Web of Accountability’?

About: The event will feature a panel of international perpetrator and family violence experts who will examine the cultural and policy shifts in this area as well as the progress of government and community responses, the work still to be done and the challenges ahead. Panellists include, Professor Amanda Robinson (Cardiff University), Professor Sandra Walklate…

The Gender and Family Violence team of researchers at Monash University have been contracted by Family Safety Victoria [read the CEO FSV support letter here] to conduct an independent Review of the Information Sharing Scheme and processes of implementation. The first stage of the review is to gather data on information sharing attitudes and practices prior…

Shifting Cultures, Changing Behaviours

  Shifting Cultures, Changing Behaviours was the focus of a recent panel discussion around gendered violence on the Monash Clayton campus, part of the UN 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence response. With expertise from two of our key researchers, the panel for Monash University White Ribbon Breakfast addressed the complex realities of gender and family violence in…

Australia should be cautious about introducing laws on coercive control to stem domestic violence

Numerous Australian reviews – including Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence and Queensland’s Not Now, Not Ever Report – have documented the failure of the criminal law to provide justice for victims of intimate partner violence. A common question emerging from these reviews has been: how valuable is the introduction of new legal categories as…

Review of the family violence information sharing legislative scheme

The family violence information sharing scheme, founded under the Family Violence Protection Amendment (Information Sharing) Act 2017, was created to produce improved methods of communication between organisations.   The Royal Commission into Family Violence enacted the scheme because of barriers found that impeded the sharing of crucial information between organisations, particularly frontline workers. Barriers to…

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